Around the Peninsula

Posted: Monday, April 02, 2007

Democrats to meet, eat

Kenai Peninsula Democrats will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Paradisos. Discussion will be held on peninsula, state and national issues. For more information, contact Democratic Regional Vice Chair Blake Johnson at 776-5212.

Ladies’ night is nigh

Peninsula Take A Break will hold a “Ladies night out” from 7 to 8:45 p.m. April 17 at Solid Rock Conference Center. There will be music, door prizes, finger food and dessert, a Mary Kay product demonstration and color analysis from Ginger Ribelon and Barbara Och, and Jenel Moline’s story “Looking for Love.” The cost is $10. Child care will not be provided. For more information, call Cindy at 260-6262 or Susan at 335-6789.

HEA planning annual meeting

Homer Electric Association’s annual meeting will be held at 6 p.m. May 3 at Kenai Central High School. Members will elect three candidates to the board of directors and vote on two ballot propositions.

Candidates, by district, are incumbent Mike Nugent (Kenai, Nikiski district); incumbent Debbie Debnam and Ed Oberts (Soldotna, Sterling district); Loren Ahlers, Jenny Dewees, Brian Hirsch and incumbent Roseleen (Snooks) Moore (Kasilof, south Kachemak Bay district). Ballot Proposition 1 would amend the bylaws of the cooperative to eliminate the nomination of director candidates from the floor at the annual meeting. Proposition 2 would allow the board to make early retirement of capital credits at a discounted rate and retain margins earned from sources other than members.

Mail-in ballots are due to Homer Electric by 5 p.m. May 2. Members also can vote in person at the annual meeting. For more information, call Joe Gallagher, public relations coordinator, at 283-2324.

Refuge looking for youth workers

The Kenai National Wildlife Refuge is accepting applications for five summer Youth Conservation Corps jobs. Youth ages 15-18 who live in or have lodging available in the commuting area are eligible. Applications may be picked up at the refuge visitors center in Soldotna, Alaska Employment Service Office in Kenai and from high school career counseling offices. Applications are due at refuge headquarters May 4.

Positions will be filled in a random selection process and selected applicants will be notified by phone no later than May 7. Youth work 40 hours a week from June 11 through Aug. 3 and receive $7.75 per hour. Job duties include trail maintenance, campground cleanup, litter collection, biological assistance and visitor information services. For more information, call the refuge at 262-7021.

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